Mumbai man finally caught hiding in washing machine after evading arrest for 15 years

It took cops almost three hours to convince his wife to let them in.

Mumbai: A 54-year-old man, who had been evading arrest for the past 15 years for his involvement in a Rs1-lakh cheating case, was caught hiding in a washing machine at his Juhu house on Monday.

According to the police, after the accused was declared an absconder by court for a 2002 cheating case, they began tracing him. They added, “The accused is also wanted in a Rs1-crore cheating case in Pune.”

Police further added that the accused had cheated three people to the tune of Rs1 lakh in 2002 on the pretext of getting them admissions in BEd course

They further added, that for three hours, his wife stalled police who had come looking for him. They finally found him under a pile of clothes inside the washing machine. 

It took cops three hours to convince his wife to let them in. However, even when they did finally enter his place they looked for him all over the three-bedroom apartment, but could not find him. The police teams were about to give up the search, when they happened to pull a cloth from the washing machine where he was hiding.

The police have arrested the accused now and also lodged a complaint against his wife for obstructing a government official from doing his duty.

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